MEDITATION FOR WOMEN - SPECIAL EVENT

Meditation for Women provide a Transcendental Meditation® Program - a simple solution to your search for inner peace, reduced stress and anxiety, better work–life balance, and greater energy and clarity of mind.

On Wednesday 7 March, they will be hosting a free seminar at Mosman Art Gallery for members and guests in honour of international human rights activist, Somaly Mam and fellow survivor of sex slavery, Sina Vann; who will both address the audience and share something of their journey.

Having dedicated their lives to the recovery of other young women and girls in Cambodia who have suffered the same fate, they will also share how meditation and relaxation techniques have been used as a tool to support the ongoing rehabilitation of the girls recovering from sexual violence and trafficking.


EVENT DETAILS

Date:    Wednesday 7 March 2018

Time:  630pm - 830pm

Location: Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way Mosman 2088

Cost: FREE (Registrations Required)

Refreshments included.


MEET THE SPEAKERS

 Born into a tribal minority family and sold by her uncle at age 12,  Somaly Mam  is both a survivor of sexual slavery and strong human rights activist.  Forced to work in a brothel along with other children for nearly a decade, she was brutally tortured and raped on a daily basis.  After escaping the industry with the help of a foreigner, she went on to establish a  AFESIP Cambodia  to rehabilitate and reintegrate children and young girls who have been rescued from the sex trade and sexual violence.  She has dedicated her life’s work to supporting victims by providing a safe space to start the healing process and empowering survivors to become agents of change.  Since 1997, Somaly has touched and supported the lives of over 7,000 victims, survivors and those at-risk of slavery and exploitation.

Born into a tribal minority family and sold by her uncle at age 12, Somaly Mam is both a survivor of sexual slavery and strong human rights activist.

Forced to work in a brothel along with other children for nearly a decade, she was brutally tortured and raped on a daily basis.

After escaping the industry with the help of a foreigner, she went on to establish a AFESIP Cambodia to rehabilitate and reintegrate children and young girls who have been rescued from the sex trade and sexual violence.

She has dedicated her life’s work to supporting victims by providing a safe space to start the healing process and empowering survivors to become agents of change.

Since 1997, Somaly has touched and supported the lives of over 7,000 victims, survivors and those at-risk of slavery and exploitation.

  Sina Vann  was born in Vietnam and abducted from school and trafficked to Cambodia where she was sold to a brothel and forced to service up to 20-30 clients a day. If she refused, she would be tortured with chilli and locked in a dark, underground room without food.  She spoke no english or khmer when she was finally rescued and unable to return to her family due to the perceived shame of her situation. Referred to AFESIP, trust was slow to build, but over time it was clear that Sina had a gift for supporting other girls to overcome their grief and pain through their shared, lived experience.   Sina now leads the social outreach program at AFESIP, supporting women and children in some of the most impoverished areas of the community by raising awareness of the service, promoting access to primary healthcare and safe sex practices.

Sina Vann was born in Vietnam and abducted from school and trafficked to Cambodia where she was sold to a brothel and forced to service up to 20-30 clients a day. If she refused, she would be tortured with chilli and locked in a dark, underground room without food.

She spoke no english or khmer when she was finally rescued and unable to return to her family due to the perceived shame of her situation. Referred to AFESIP, trust was slow to build, but over time it was clear that Sina had a gift for supporting other girls to overcome their grief and pain through their shared, lived experience. 

Sina now leads the social outreach program at AFESIP, supporting women and children in some of the most impoverished areas of the community by raising awareness of the service, promoting access to primary healthcare and safe sex practices.